Every athlete follows a pathway
From entry into physical activity and sport through development and growth to the pursuit of high performance and more
But not all pathways are created equal
Athletes may choose different pathways from entry-level through to sport for life
The Long-Term Athlete Development model is a pathway
designed to maximize the opportunity for each athlete's success
INTRODUCTION TO THE
LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LTAD)
Waking Up Champions is Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's LTAD that presents a general framework for optimal skier/rider development. The framework provides guidelines for appropriate training, competition and recovery environments for athletes, based on developmental age – the maturation level of an individual – rather than simply chronological age.
Waking Up Champions addresses the needs of all participants, regardless of age, ability or interest. It recognizes the need to promote a physically active lifestyle, of making informed healthy choices, and of being “Active for Life”.
These guidelines have been developed for the sport as a whole. The various sections within this document refer to an overall pathway of seamlessly linked and often overlapping stages through which a skier/rider progresses as he or she matures.
Coaches, instructors, parents, educators, officials and participants must apply these guidelines with a degree of flexibility to ensure that the water ski/wakeboard experience is optimized for all participants.
Each skier/rider has unique physical, mental, emotional, and social needs and
requires individualized programming and evaluation by qualified, accredited professionals.
We have many options for grassroots programs to get KIDS AND ADULTS
on the water skiing or
wakeboarding or wakesurfing
RIP N RIDE
Rip 'N Ride is Water Ski
and Wakeboard Canada's
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This program is designed to teach everyone the skills needed
to have FUN on the water
from qualified, skilled instructors
Alberta Rippers is our new program that provides opportunities with CLINICS AND CAMPS for kids in Alberta to experience water skiing or wakesurfing or wakeboarding and staying active
Do you LIVE THE LAKE LIFE?
Are you passionate about
getting on the water?
We are looking for Lake Ambassadors
to help spread the word and help increase the awareness of our programs
Does this sound like you?
INDOOR POOL PROGRAMS
This INDOOR POOL WATER SKI PROGRAM in Fort McMurray will introduce new participants to towed watersports in a safe and barrier-free environment. The program will use an indoor winch and will be available year round and is the first indoor water ski program in North America
JUNIOR SLALOM PROGRAM
Are you a slalomer skier?
RECREATION OR COMPETITIVE?
Are you 21 and under?
Looking for a place to ski?
Then this program is for you
At Predator Bay Water Ski Club
ADULT REC PROGRAMS
Are you looking for some water ski lessons?
Learn to ski or develop some skills?
We have some ADULT CLINICS
Check us out!